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Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Biologija / Biology (N010)
Author(s): Tamutis, Vytautas;Skłodowski, J
Title: Coleoptera assemblages of pine forests depends on the distance to the source of nitrogen pollution
Is part of: Community ecology. Budapest: Akademiai Kiadro RT, 2016, Vol. 17, N 2
Extent: p. 225-236
Date: 2016
Note: ISSN 1588-2756 (Online)
Keywords: Ammonia;Carbon content;Eutrophication;Indicator species;IndVal;Nitrogen emission;Reduction of emission
Abstract: The paper analyzed the changes of beetle assemblages in the litter layer of eutrophic pine forests in the zone polluted by a nitrogen fertilizer plant Joint Stock Company "Achema" (Lithuania). We hypothesized that abundance, diversity and life traits of beetle assemblages depend on the distance from the pollution source. The samples of the litter layer were taken from pine stands at the distances of 3. 5, 10 and 20 km from the plant. The PC A and GLM analyses were used to reduce the number of variables to the main environmental gradient and assess the influence of environmental factors on beetle abundance, number of species, and life traits. The dependence of species number, abundance and the presence of forest and dendrophagous species on the distance from the plant were detected. A significant impact of organic carbon content, nitrogen emission and moss cover on other life traits of beetles was disclosed. The abundance of moss fraction in the litter layer was positively correlated with increasing distance from the plant. The ability to tolerate polluted sites by three species: Atheta fungi, Micrambe ahietis and Brassicogethes aeneus, and intolerance of pollution by eight species: Brvaxis pimcticollis, Quedius limbatus, Cyphon pube- scens, Cephenium majus. Cyphon padi, Cyphon variabilis, Gabrius appendiculatus and Philonthus cognatus, were detected by IndVal analysis. The distribution of litter species was affected by the distance from the plant and by the richness of moss cover
Affiliation(s): Kauno Tado Ivanausko zoologijos muziejus
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Žemės ūkio akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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